This course is an in-depth study of a variety of world prose, poetry, and/or drama beginning with the early settlement period through the twentieth century.
The instructor will use a variety of instructional approaches, with an emphasis on oral interpretation, performance, group exploration, and individual research and reflection.
By the end of the course, students will be able to . . .
1). Analyze significant literary texts as forms of cultural and creative expression.
2). Explain the ways in which humanistic and/or artistic expression throughout the ages expresses the culture and values of its time and place.
3). Explore global/cultural diversity.
4). Frame a comparative context through which they can critically assess the ideas, forces, and values that have created the modern world.
5). Recognize the ways in which both change and continuity have affected human history.
6). Practice the critical and analytical methodologies of the Humanities and/or Fine Arts.
Student assessments include two essays, an ePortfolio, various daily grades, and a final exam.